i like the federal premium gaurd dog ammo
Im looking into getting a better ammo to carry in my Ruger LC9. Im thinking bout Federals 147 grain Hydra shok jhp ammo. Anyone tried this? Seems like a nice choice but kinda hi onthe grains. Wat ya think?? HG
Everything I've read seems to point to the 115 grain bullets running at higher velocity as being more effective. Why are you picking the heavy bullet?
I just double checked myself by going to the Chuck Hawks' article on this subject: Ammunition For The Self-Defense Firearm
They say ammunition to avoid:
Bad 9mm Loads to avoid (and certainly NEVER carry). Numbers given:
Federal Gold Medal 9mm 147 grain JHP (9MS)
Federal Hydra-Shok 9mm 147 grain JHP (P9HS2)
Winchester 147 grain 9mm Silvertip Subsonic JHP (X9MMST147)
Winchester 147 grain 9mm Super-X Subsonic (XSUB9MM)
Remington 147 grain 9mm JHP (R9MM8)
Remington 147 grain 9mm Golden Saber JHP (GS9MMC)
Cosign on the Hornady
I don't agree with Chuck's assessments here. The Federal HydraShok 147 has proven to be a good round. I have tested it personally.
I agree that the Golden Saber and Silvertip are not that good. At the time I checked, his comments were years old.
For the LC9 and it's short barrel, I'd go with Federal 124gr. HST's.